Giants at Jets final score: Sam Darnold outduels Daniel Jones with late-game playmaking in shootout win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants and New York Jets had a lot in common heading into their Week 10 game. Both teams have combined for just three victories, are currently in a rebuild, and feel like they have landed their franchise quarterbacks in Sam Darnold and Daniel Jones. The first matchup between the two quarterbacks 22 years of age resulted in a shootout.

For the third time in four games, the Giants spotted their opponent a 14-0 lead. Darnold had the hot hand early with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder and a zone-read touchdown run of his own. The Giants then scored on consecutive possessions as rookie fifth-round wide receiver Darius Slayton became the fourth wideout this season to have multiple touchdown receptions in multiple games this season. Although Jones racked up nearly 300 yards passing to go along with four touchdowns, a lost fumble returned by Jets safety Jamal Adams for a touchdown was the Achilles heel for the Giants rookie — who fumbled two additional times — both recovered by the Giants.

Darnold got rolling in the second half via his big-play passing ability. On one designed bootleg rollout, he found wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to set-up a field goal attempt that would extend the Jets’ lead. On a previous possession, he kept a drive going by once again showing excellent accuracy while rolling to his right on a third down to extend a drive that would later result in a Le’Veon Bell touchdown run (following a defensive pass interference call in the end zone).

Darnold’s ability to create off-script proved the difference in a game where both defenses struggled to get off the field on third down.

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